The Age: The traditional owners taking on NT’s billion-dollar fracking industry

When Gudanji-Wambaya man Johnny Wilson learnt a gas well was being built about 20 kilometres from his ancestral home, he sensed a call to arms.

by Timna Jacks and Justin McManus

Read more May 19, 2022 3:11 PM

ABC: Larrimah could become Australia's next resources boom town but residents are on the fence

Karl and Bobbie Roth are not the only residents of Larrimah who say that it is dying. "All the old houses are falling down, nobody wants them, and our population … we're all in our 70s and 80s," Mr Roth said.

Read more March 30, 2022 4:09 PM

ABC: Gas industry peak body tells Beetaloo Basin Senate inquiry fracking cannot happen without consent from traditional owners

The chief executive of Australia's peak body for the oil and gas industry says no fracking will occur in the Northern Territory's Beetaloo Basin without consent from affected traditional owners or pastoralists. 

Read more March 23, 2022 4:06 PM

First Nations Telegraph: Pitt hands $7.5m to Sweet Pea for NT Beetaloo Fracking

Commenting on the Morrison government’s latest grant of $7.5M for fracking exploration in the NT’s Beetaloo Basin, Nurrdalinji Aboriginal Corporation has called for a pause on all exploration and approvals until proper consultation occurs with Traditional Owners and the cumulative risks of fracking for water, sacred sites and native animals are better understood.

Read more March 14, 2022 4:03 PM

Sunday Territorian: Opinion Piece - We can’t protect country and frack

Janet Gregory writes, The Beetaloo Basin is my grandmother’s country, on my father’s side. It’s a special place – a mix of plains, dense woodland and shrubs, many of which are native to this area.

Read more March 06, 2022 3:14 PM

The Guardian: Coalition announces new $19m Beetaloo Basin gas support after previous grants ruled invalid

The Coalition has re-announced almost $20m for fracking company Empire Energy, a firm with links to the Liberal party, just two months after a court ruled a previous issue of the grants was invalid.

Read more February 23, 2022 4:00 PM

ABC: Resources Minister reissues millions in 'invalid' grants to fracking company

Resources Minister Keith Pitt has reissued millions of dollars in grants to a fracking company searching for gas buried deep in the Beetaloo Basin, just months after a federal judge ruled the grants invalid and "legally unreasonable".

Read more February 23, 2022 3:58 PM

NIT: Traditional Owners fear wet season could bring trouble for fracking water pollution

As the wet season approaches the Northern Territory, Traditional Owners are fearful their water could become polluted because of fracking in their local area.

Read more January 25, 2022 3:53 PM

Canberra Times: Court battle unites native title holders and pastoralists against fracking

Read more January 22, 2022 3:47 PM

The Guardian: Santos was ‘cavalier’ over Beetaloo Basin fracking expansion, court told

One of Australia’s biggest landholders takes on gas giant in Northern Territory Supreme Court. Santos has been accused of failing Indigenous groups and treating one of the country’s biggest landholders with a “cavalier attitude” as it faces court action over a proposed expansion of its fracking operations in the Beetaloo Basin.

Read more January 12, 2022 6:45 PM